QUEEN ANNE & MAGNOLIA IN BRIEF | September 7, 2016

Metro service revision starts Sept. 10

Changes are coming to several King County Metro bus routes later this month.

For the most part, the service adjustments won’t affect routes that serve Queen Anne or Magnolia, with a few exceptions.

Route 33, which runs between Discovery Park and Downtown Seattle, will now serve the bus stops on 3rd Avenue at Pike, Seneca, and Columbia streets, instead of Pine, Union, and Marion. On weekdays and Saturdays, the route will now connect to the Route 124 instead of the Route 27.

The new trips and schedules are designed to meet demand, while also responding to concerns from riders.

For more information on the service changes, visit metro.kingcounty.gov/up/sc/rideralert/2016/sept/revisions/. New orange timetables are now available on Metro buses.


Workshops at Queen Anne and Magnolia libraries

The Queen Anne Branch (400 W. Garfield St.) will be one of five locations for a two-day workshop on 3-D printing basics, on Sept. 17 and 18 from 1 to 5 p.m.

The beginner’s workshop (no prior experience required) will take attendees through the design of 3-D models from prototype to final product. The two-part introductory series will take participants through the basic concepts behind Rhino 5 software’s 3-D modeling tools, as they create and customize a small object with monograms, colors, or patterns, and finish designing the 3-D model and upload it for printing.

The creations will then be sent off to be printed and later mailed to participants, and the library will provide a coupon that covers up to $25 for the cost of printing. 

Registration is required.

Meanwhile, the Magnolia Branch (2801 34th Ave. W.) will be one of four library locations to host a “Medicare Made Clear” workshop on Sept. 25 from 2 to 3:30 p.m.

Medicare specialist of Jean Cormier of Cormier Insurance will give an overview of Medicare options (Parts A, B, C, D and supplements), what they cover, and how they work, and help attendees make informed decisions on their options. Topics of discussion will include how to receive benefits, the pros and cons of each part, approximate costs, enrollment, and eligibility guidelines.

Registration for the workshop is not required.


Tree removal at Magnolia Park

Due to extensive decay found at their bases and trunks, several trees were slated for removal at Magnolia Park. 

On Sept. 6, a Seattle Parks and Recreation crews began work to remove three big leaf maple trees and one elm tree, and to reduce a madrone snag.

For every tree removed, two trees will be planted to replace them.

According to the department, trees are only removed when they are in danger of falling, or to make way for park development after extensive public involvement.

For more information about the Magnolia Park trees, call (206) 386-1688.


Public meeting with School Board Vice President set for Sunday at Magnolia Library

Sue Peters, the District IV representative on the Seattle School Board, will host a public meeting at the Magnolia Library (2801 34th Ave. W.) on Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m.  The meeting was originally scheduled Sept. 3, but was canceled.

The meeting is a chance for families of Coe, John Hay, Lawton, and Queen Anne Elementary, Catharine Blaine K-8, McClure Middle School, and the Center School, to sit down with the board vice president prior to the first day of school.

Peters was elected to the School Board for a four-year term in Nov. 2013.

For more information on Peters, visit www.seattleschools.org/cms/One.aspx?portalId=627&pageId=16629.